Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

16 Most Hated Companies in America

There is no doubt as far as the public opinion regarding the 16 most hated companies in America goes. Due to bad service, shady practices or a well-crafted combination of the two, all these companies are the evil giants in the nation’s eyes. Do all of them deserve the hate? Maybe, maybe not. Lots of them have a lot of controversy behind their backs, and lots of them still have at least one controversial ongoing practice.

There is lots that bad reputation could do to a business, especially in the bottom brink of the chain where the customers are. However, for many of these, individuals are either not the direct buyer/user or are forced to use the company’s services due to there being little to no available other options or competition. The case in which a company forms a monopoly over a given region, forcing its residents to either use their services or have none at all is anything but unheard of. After all, there are ways in which laws can be circumvented to allow that and enforce it. Ethics are not a strong side of any of these businesses at least towards their customers. And, if you think that unethical behavior is sometimes necessary for business, you might be wrong; compare this list below with our list of the Most Profitable Businesses to find out if some of these most hated companies are among the most profitable ones, or not.

Poor customer support is not the only problem, though. There are several spikes of cases which speak of abuse in the form of asking for unagreed upon fees, ending or upgrading people’s subscription plans or other types of services without notifying them and many more. While most of these are waved off as a “mistake” from the given business, in the life of an individual who struggles to make ends meet, such a mistake can be disastrous. However, for many of these businesses, unhappy customers wouldn’t be able to make any sort of change. You can rant about that freshly opened seafood restaurant and arbitrarily cause its failure to attract more customers but for many of these businesses, any real danger could only be losing clients in the tens of thousands quickly. Despite many people’s choice to not support a business they see as unethical, that company’s operation would not be affected strongly in cases such as these due to the fact that masses of people rely on them as their only option. Let’s look at them.

DOWNLOAD FREE REPORT: Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks

Let Warren Buffett, George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Daniel Loeb WORK FOR YOU.

If you want to beat the low cost index funds by 19 percentage points per year, look no further than our monthly newsletter.In this free report you can find an in-depth analysis of the performance of Warren Buffett's entire historical stock picks. We uncovered Warren Buffett's Best Stock Picks and a way to for Buffett to improve his returns by more than 4 percentage points per year.

Bonus Biotech Stock Pick: You can also find a detailed bonus biotech stock pick that we expect to return more than 50% within 12 months.
Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading...